The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 02

Dororo is a hardcore anime. It's strange and really embraces Japanese mythology. Each demon has a unique design that stands out from the Western view of what we're used to. Some look like regular humans while others look like something that crawled out of an elephant anus. They appear out of nowhere like wild Pokemon…

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https://anchor.fm/s/1c1d8028/podcast/rss Welcome to The Story Monster Podcast! Your source for movie reviews, books, and banter.In this episode, The Cinematic Witness conducts an interview with the legendary Andre "Chyna" McCoy. He is working non-stop to bring his raging antihero, WarBayne to life. A hybrid creature born from both a vampire and werewolf. For more information on…

How Horror Shaped Me

As a small child, I was raised by my grandmother (God bless her soul). There wasn't much she or my family censored me from. I mean they tried here and there, but I'm convinced the universe had different plans. One particular night, while she was asleep, I woke up. After using the washroom and failing…

Warner Bros. Heel Turn on Cinemas

Every story has a bad guy or antagonist. In the world of professional wrestling, the more common term is "heel." In this scenario, Warner Bros. is the baby face Hulk Hogan. Its streaming platform, HBO Max, is the NWO (New World Order). Not a fan of wrestling? Then I'll use a more well-known reference. "Anakin…

Quarantine Binge Part 2

Hulu ($5.99-$11.99/month) 30-Day Free Trial ACTION/DRAMA: 9-1-1, Good Girls, The Act, Queen Sugar, Killing Eve, Little Fires Everywhere, The Handmaid’s Tale, Snowfall COMEDY: Atlanta, Black-ish, Superstore, Grown-ish, Everybody Hates Chris, Bob’s Burgers, Rugrats, Hey Arnold ANIME: Attack on Titan, Black Clover, Blue Exorcist, My Hero Academia   Disney Plus ($12.99/month) 7-Day Free Trial STAR WARS:…

Quarantine Binge Part 1

Need recommendations on what to watch? Here is a list I compiled along with a little help from my friends. Most of the titles on this list are from the last two decades. Some a lot older. You can also check out my movie reviews for more suggestions. Be on the look out for Part…

Agenda Driven Cinema

I debated whether or not to share my thoughts on this issue. However, after the latest box office bomb, Charlie’s Angels, I could no longer hold my tongue. The people have a right to know! Hollywood is sick y’all, like for real. The illness plaguing the industry right now is sociopolitics. Heavy-handed, so-called feminist, wanna-be-woke,…